Extras: TED Radio Hour
9:46 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Playlist: Family Reunion

These stories will get you ready for your own family reunion this summer.

We made playlists of TED Radio Hour stories that will keep you curious about big ideas throughout the summer.

It's time for a TED Radio Hour family reunion. This playlist will remind you of the special connections a family shares — through both the good and hard times.

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Extras: TED Radio Hour
8:29 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Mistakes In Medicine: Dr. Brian Goldman Answers Your Questions

Dr. Brian Goldman speaking at TEDxToronto.

Brian Goldman is an emergency room physician who has worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto for more than 20 years. He's also a prominent medical journalist and the host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art. He says every doctor makes mistakes but medicine's culture of denial keeps doctors from talking about and learning from those mistakes.

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The Two-Way
6:50 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Book News: German Minister Shows Support For Authors' Amazon Protest

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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2:34 am
Thu August 21, 2014

A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

Robert Rodriguez ventures into Hollywood for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
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Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 9:09 am

Robert Rodriguez's newest film, Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, is about to hit theaters — it's a 3-D crime thriller based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series, laden with booze, broads and bullets.

But Rodriguez has also made comedic spaghetti Westerns, vampire flicks and four Spy Kids movies, about a young brother-sister duo of super sleuths — all from his home base in Austin, Texas.

He has been in and out of Hollywood recently, though, putting the finishing touches on Sin City 2.

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Book Reviews
4:58 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 8:30 am

A father takes his three sons to a hypnotist's show. Called onto the stage, the father's cool self-possession and confidence seem to prevail, and he walks away, claiming no effect. They leave the show, he drops his sons off and drives away. We learn later that he has taken his passport and emptied the family bank account. The boys will not see him again until they are adults.

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